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2012 Third Program Year Action Plan

2012 Third Program Year Action Plan

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Published by Morris County NJ
Third Annual Action Plan includes the SF 424 and Narrative Responses to Action Plan questions that CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG grantees must respond to each year in order to be compliant with the Consolidated Planning Regulations.

Include the objectives and outcomes identified in the plan and an evaluation of past performance.
Third Annual Action Plan includes the SF 424 and Narrative Responses to Action Plan questions that CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG grantees must respond to each year in order to be compliant with the Consolidated Planning Regulations.

Include the objectives and outcomes identified in the plan and an evaluation of past performance.

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Third Program YearThird Program YearAction PlanAction Plan
Narrative Responses
GENERAL
Executive Summary
Include the objectives and outcomes identified in the plan and an evaluation of pastperformance.Program Year 3 Action Plan Executive Summary:The estimated total of 2012 funding from the three HUD programs for the Morris CountyConsortium is $2,372,597 with anticipated program income of $100,000. A total of 59activities were considered for funding as part of the 2012 Program in Morris County.Application requests exceeded $
3.5 million.
Thirty-two activities were determined by theCommunity Development Revenue Sharing (CDRS) Advisory Committee to meet overallcounty needs and local and national objectives. Of the total available for 2012 activities(exclusive of program administration), 100% will be used for activities that benefitlow/moderate income persons. Specific activities for each program can be found in theircorresponding sections.
Resources
91.220(c)(1)) and (c)(2)
 
1.
 
Identify the federal, state, and local resources (including program income) the jurisdiction expects to receive to address the needs identified in the plan
.
Federalresources should include Section 8 funds made available to the jurisdiction, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and competitive McKinney-Vento Homeless AssistanceAct funds expected to be available to address priority needs and specific objectivesidentified in the strategic plan.2.
 
Explain how federal funds will leverage resources from private and non-federal publicsources, including how matching requirements of HUD programs will be satisfied.An overview of the Resources, as required, follows:
 
Federal ResourcesCommunity Development Block Grant $1,576,887HOME Investment Partnerships Program $618,281Emergency Solutions Grant $ 177,429Program Income (anticipated) $ 100,000
 
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Other ResourcesOther resources from private and non Federal public sources that will be available tomeet the needs identified in the Consolidated Plan include state and municipal funds,County grant-in-aid, weatherization funds, private foundations, private donations,volunteer labor and private loans from lending institutions. The Federal funds, in mostcases, will complement other resources rather than leverage these funds.The Emergency Solutions Grant Program and the HOME Program require matchingfunds. All applicants to these programs must identify the match in the applications forfunding from the Division of Community Development. All matching sources are verifiedprior to commitment of any funds. The Jurisdiction has not committed any fundsspecifically to provide a monetary match to any activity but may provide the match forEmergency Shelter activities through local grant-in-aid to homeless service providers.Sponsors of HOME activities are responsible to provide their match.Specific matching requirements will be met as follows:HOME: Anticipated sources of match will be provided by activities requiring match - thetotal value of which will meet or exceed 25% of the total HOME award, with theexception of program administration activities which do not require match. Sources willinclude waiver of fees, in-kind donations, donations of land, private, state and localgovernment funds.ESG: Each recipient has identified a source of match equal to the grant award:
Agency 2012PreliminaryAward Type of Match
Family Promise of Morris County $35,000 In Kind donationsHomeless Solutions, Inc. $35,000 FoundationsJersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc. $10,000 Volunteer hoursMorris County DHS/OTA $37,629 Social Services for HomelessOur Place, Inc. $33,800 In Kind volunteer hoursRoots and Wings $26,000 Fundraising
Annual Objectives
91.220(c)(3)
 
Please refer to the Projects Worksheets in the Projects section.
Description of Activities
91.220(d) and (e)
 
Please refer to the Summary of Specific Annual Objectives Worksheets in the Maps andTables section.
Geographic Distribution/Allocation Priorities
91.220(d) and (f)
 
3.
 
Describe the geographic areas of the jurisdiction (including areas of low incomefamilies and/or racial/minority concentration) in which assistance will be directedduring the next year. Where appropriate, the jurisdiction should estimate thepercentage of funds the jurisdiction plans to dedicate to target areas.Third ProgramYearAction Plan 2 
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 Response: The geographic area within the Consortium consists of all the 39municipalities making up Morris County, with a land area of 469 square miles. Thecounty enjoys a range of rural, wooded environment, farmland to the west, suburbandevelopments, and some areas of more concentrated development such as hamlets,villages and small cities. As of 2010 Census figures, total population equaled492,276. The population’s major constituent groups consist of 3.1% Black or AfricanAmerican, 9.0% Asian, and 82.6% White, in terms of race. When considering originand race, 11.5% of the total population is Hispanic/Latino. Pockets, or concentrationsof these subpopulations occur in 14 of the county's 39 municipalities. (See Figure A)4.
 
Describe the basis for allocating investments geographically within the jurisdiction(or within the EMSA for HOPWA) (91.215(a)(1)) during the next year and therationale for assigning the priorities.Response: The Jurisdiction does not set priorities for allocating investmentsgeographically. Funding awards are based on need and activity eligibility (Figure B).Assistance is spread throughout the consortium with actual locations determined byapplications received and funding availability. Activities have been recommended forfunding in areas of minority concentrations in the Township of Mine Hill, Town of Morristown, Borough of Rockaway and Borough of Wharton. The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills determines the location of activities to be assisted with CDBGfunds within the municipality.5.
 
Describe actions that will take place during the next year to address obstacles tomeeting underserved needs.Response: Obstacles to meeting underserved needs include:
 
Limited funds for all programs (HOME, CDBG and ESG)
 
Diminishment and disappearance of State funds
 
Diminishment and disappearance of local funds
 
Diminishment and disappearance of private funds
 
Increased competition for diminishing pool of funds
 
Lack of affordable child care services
 
Lack of transportation
 
Lack of employment training and opportunities
 
Lack of affordable housing; severe shortage of rentals
 
Lack of employment training for veterans
 
Lack of affordable permanent supportive housing for veterans
 
Lack of land for construction of facilities and residential units
 
Lack of societal ‘will’ to address the need of the underserved
 
Dwindling capacity on the part of providers due to layoffs
 
Severe financial stress at the municipal level
 
Severe financial stress on the part of non profitsActions taken to address these obstacles include:
 
Participation in Housing Alliance of Morris County, Fair Housing Committee,Foreclosure Taskforce, the county’s Human Services Advisory Committee and theContinuum of Care/CEAS in an attempt to coordinate concerns and maximizeresponses.6. Identify the federal, state, and local resources expected to be made available toaddress the needs identified in the plan. Federal resources should include Section 8funds made available to the jurisdiction, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, andcompetitive McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act funds expected to be availableto address priority needs and specific objectives identified in the strategic plan.Third ProgramYearAction Plan 3 
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